In late winter I begin waiting for the first daffodils to appear - not in the ground, we have much longer to wait for that - but in the grocery stores. I look for the little tubs of them outside the doors - and there they were - dozens and dozens of them. Some were in bloom but I always get the very tightest buds I can find. They open in a day or two and I get a longer lasting flower.
Fresh from the store - oh so tight - but wait. . .
By early the next morning they are beginning open . . .
A few hours later - the scent begins wafting about the house . . .
Ohh - one is open all the way - and only the second day. . .
Day three - fully open and heavenly scent. Daffodils got their name because Victorian ladies (oh so delicate those ladies were) would swoon and become daffy from the lovely scent of the flowers.
Each flower so special. . .
I love their ruffly cups - I will buy daffodils all season.
We live in an area that grows thousands of acres of daffodils every year. They are for commercial sale of the bulbs and after the blooms are full then they are cut off so the plant can use all of its energy to build the bulb for next year. But if you catch it just right you can see the fields full of sunshine and daffodils - usually early April is the best time. My very first post on this blog was about daffodils - check it out HERE. There is a lot about tulips in that post - but some great daffodil pictures too. More daffodils you say - ok, go HERE
What is your favorite flower?
Linking to Small But Charming - Flowers in the House